Amazon takes ITV’s ‘Love Island’ to France
Amazon Prime has unveiled four new French shows including a local reboot of ITV reality format Love Island.
The local version of Love Island is being produced by Amazon Studios and ITV Studios France, with the series set to launch exclusively on Prime Video in France in 2020.
The ITVS Global Entertainment-distributed format, which is part owned by Motion Content Group, has become a hit over recent years and was recently extended in the UK for a two-season run in 2020. Remakes have already been produced in the US, Germany and the Nordics, as well as countries including Belgium, Netherlands, Poland and Hungary, but the French version is the first ordered by a global SVOD.
The show will again follow a group of singletons who descend on a luxurious villa in South Africa before having the opportunity to couple-up with someone they are attracted to. Amazon viewers will then vote to choose who stays.